The idea that aliens will attack or inhabit Earth has permeated popular culture. Take Star Wars, for example. That goes for the gaming industry as well. No surprise that Microgaming released Drone Wars with this very eighties theme. It clues us in on how long the gaming developer has been in the business.
How to Play
If the symbols that drop across the three rows of Drone Wars don’t give it right away, the music will. The theme is very spacey. The drones are here to attack Planet Earth. and the survival of our species is at stake. Our brave pilots are defending us in outer space. We also have a green ray gun, the evil drones, Earth spaceships and the letters A, K, J, Q and 10 as slot symbols too.
Overall, Drone Wars has five reels and three rows as well as 25 pay lines. If you want to know what the pay lines are, you can click View Pays at the bottom left-hand of your screen. Here, the letters mentioned earlier will pay out 100 to 150 credits if five of the same symbols form one of the pay lines. The ray gun, pilots, spaceships and drone symbols pay out 250 to 1000 credits if three or more of these symbols form a pay line.
As with most slot games, the wild symbol can substitute any other symbols to form a pay line. The icon itself resembles a pink and purple sphere, which might be the alien planet where the drones came from. As for the Scatter symbol, it resembles a wormhole that our brave pilots warp through into the bonus road. You will qualify only if three of these Scatter symbols appear in a single spin.
Finally, an RTP ranges from 95 to 96 per cent in this game. As for slot volatility, it is low here. The bonus round will multiply what you win with the bet amount. Getting it right involves a bit of luck.
Free & Real Money
If you play the demo version of Drone Wars first, then each bet you can place ranges between 2.50 and 50 credits. One credit is equal to 10 coins if you are playing for real money.
Bonus Rounds & Free Spins
With this title, there are two missions to choose from when you make it to the bonus round. Space Attack and Planetary Assault are the names of these two missions. The first mission gives you five free spins where the aliens’ drones will be attacked in space. The second mission involves destroying the Drone base itself. Keep in mind that if you select the second mission and destroy all drones, you win 50 times the total bet you placed in the base game.
Other Developer’s Slots
Apart from Drone Wars, Microgaming has also released other games. Thunderstruck II, Jurassic Park, Highlander and Lucky Links are just a few that come to mind immediately. The gaming company also launched the very first online casino in 1994.